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Schmalz, Esther (Fowler), 1900-1986
Esther Fowler Schmalz (d. 1986), J1923, served as an alumnae trustee from 1940-50. Schmalz House, located at 11 Whitfield Road, was named in her honor.
As an undergraduate, Schmalz was the commencement speaker for Jackson College in 1923, a member of Phi Beta Kappa, a member of the Athletic Association and recipient of the Class of 1898 Scholarship. She was also a member of Alpha Omicron Pi sorority. She continued her studies at the University of Michigan.
Schmalz worked as director of study groups for the League of Women Voters and supported the education of women by serving as state vice-president of the Boston Branch of the American Association of University Women and as membership chairman of the Massachusetts Society for the University Education of Women.
Schmalz served two five-year terms as an alumnae trustee of the college, beginning in 1940, and also was a member of the visiting committee of Jackson College and the executive board of Tufts alumnae.
Schmalz died February 13, 1986 in Amherst, Massachusetts. She was married to Carl N. Schmalz, with whom she had two sons.
Source: TC Summer 1986; PRS1; TCAB, February 1941
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